I have been thinking about this for a while, and when I introduce myself at meetings and other places, what my job title is…am I a crochet designer?
I teach – Primary school Supply, but also crochet classes and workshops, at Missenden Abbey, Ally Pally, Olympia and Woman’s Weekly.
I write and design courses and workshops for crochet
I design patterns – this year for Women’s Weekly, DMC, Inside Crochet, Lets Knit and King Cole.
I write – this blog
I preach – I have been visiting different churches this year.
I have an online shop.
I am one of the two organisers of the Waltham Abbey Wool Show.
Since I had to design some business cards this week, I had to make a decision… Crochet Designer, Blogger and Teacher, kinda sums it all up,
I love the excitement of designing, I love receiving a brief and then some yarn, and turning it into something gorgeous, or starting from an idea/lovely yarn, to produce something that inspires me! I don’t mind the writing of the pattern, once I get started (procrastination is something I always work hard to defeat!) but quite like some of the technical work!
Sometimes I wonder about the designer bit, but I have been published in lots of magazines, and two yarn companies, so I can’t be that bad! Or is this the typical British way of self depreciating what we do? This year I have designed – A rug in chunky cotton, A blanket in aran weight merino, A rainbow granny square blanket, A motif cushion cover, a top and cardigan in 4ply cotton, A pair of rag dolls, a motif square bag. A cotton baby blanket, a tunisian crochet jacket and I am also planning an easter rabbit (I know sooooo early) a set of quirky amigurumi soft toys, a cardigan, a crochet along blanket, and some small amigurumi toys. Phew!!
I love teaching crochet, it is always exciting to start a course, not knowing how it will proceed, whether people will pick up thing easily, or whether they will need a bit more help, I have also been told that I have a lot of patience and positivity when I’m teaching.
And the blogging part – I procrastinate faaaarrrr tooooo much, when I get down to it l love writing about what I do! I love to share knowledge, give readers hints and tips, and share my passion.
so maybe my linked in profile sums it up better – Crochet Ambassador!